The DLR Woman Scientists' Network has awarded Kristina Blume the title of Woman Scientist of the Month.
Blume is a mechanical engineer and has just defended her doctoral thesis with distinction. She works at the Institute of Solar Research and dedicates her research to concentrating solar tower power plants, where thousands of mirrors reflect sunlight onto a tall tower to generate heat. Her special field of research is the wind effects on the mirrors, also called heliostats.
At the DLR solar tower in Jülich, Kristina conducts extensive field measurements on real heliostats to investigate the wind-induced aerodynamic loads as well as the induced vibrations of the heliostats. She has also recently initiated an international research exchange with partners from Europe, North America and Australia to strengthen international collaboration in the field of wind loads on heliostats.
Congratulations on this special award!
About the DLR Woman Scientists' Network
In February 2022, the DLR Women Scientists' Network was founded on the initiative of individual female DLR scientists. The aims of the network are to increase the proportion of female scientists at DLR, to provide female experts for scientific conferences and, as the voice of DLR's female scientists, to work out the levers at DLR so that DLR is seen as an attractive employer, especially for women. More than 160 female colleagues have already joined the network.